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  1. ArchDaily
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  3. Theater
  4. Denmark
  5. Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  6. 2017
  7. Vendsyssel Theatre / schmidt hammer lassen architects

Vendsyssel Theatre / schmidt hammer lassen architects

  • 11:00 - 27 March, 2017
Vendsyssel Theatre / schmidt hammer lassen architects
Vendsyssel Theatre / schmidt hammer lassen architects, © Adam Mørk
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  • Client

    Hjørring Municipality Realdania
  • Engineers

    Brix & Kamp A/S, ALECTIA A/S
  • Landscape architect

    LIW Planning Aps
  • Other consultants

    Gade & Mortensen Akustik A/S; AIX Arkitekter AB; Filippa Berglund, scenography, architect maa
  • Construction cost

    € 24 million ex. VAT
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Text description provided by the architects. A successful premiere marked the beginning of a sold out season at Denmark's first newly built theatre in over a century outside of the Danish capital Copenhagen. The 4,200 m2 theatre and culture building is designed as a dynamic and multifunctional complex that includes a Music hall, Black Box, Rehearsal hall and a 430 seat flexible hall which includes an"in-the-round" theatre. In addition, the building houses offices and spacious lobby area with café and backstage area with workshop and dressing rooms. With its central location in the heart of Hjørring, the theatre will become a dynamo for the entire region's cultural life.

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Section
Section
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The building appears as a composition of cubic blocks. The warm rusty red corten steel facades correspond with its surroundings during the day, whilst the LED backed frosted glass facades illuminate in various colors during the evening; thus, creating an aesthetic link between the town, the front plaza and the theatre building.

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© Adam Mørk

"It is our ambition that the building will manifest itself as a new living organism in the cityscape," says Founding partner John Foldbjerg Lassen. "It is a building which stands by its cultural significance and which dares to be different without taking focus away from the town's existing qualities."

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Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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 Architectural, functional and experiential emphasis has been placed on five main themes: Anchoring in the town, transparency, functionality, flexibility and materiality. The result is a striking building, which relates pragmatically to its function and which invites both active use and quiet breaks.

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© Adam Mørk

The approach to the building's design has been a pragmatic view of culture as an opportunity and experience for all. Therefore, space has been created for both scheduled and ad hoc events outside at the plaza, inside the foyer and on the grand staircase where visitors can choose to be spectators or even participate in the activities.

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© Adam Mørk
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© Adam Mørk

Inside, an open plan solution ensures visual and physical connections across the building. The boundaries between publicly accessible areas and the more traditional theatre functions are blurred.

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© Adam Mørk

"We've designed emphasis on the interaction between artists and spectators. Inside, all the major halls can be opened to the foyer, the use of glass and windows in different rooms creates visual connections and the performers can get a glimpse of the public from their lounge on the top level."

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Vendsyssel Theatre / schmidt hammer lassen architects" 27 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/867976/vendsyssel-theatre-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Vendsyssel 剧院 / schmidt hammer lassen architects